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    RE: my old powerpc 6100 - has has system 7.5.3 reinstalled on it so many times that nothing works properly, half the stuff is bung and I'm sure the whole thing needs a good reformat and reinstall completely.

    I managed to download system 8.6 as an ISO (I believe a renamed toast image, not sure) which I want to test before I try to buy a copy, in case it doesn't work or there is something wrong with the hardware...

    any suggestions on how to ensure I can burn this image to CD-R within windows and be able to boot the mac from it? (or perhaps check the image beforehand to make sure it's even in the right format etc)
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    Agent 24 do you have any vital relevant information on your Powerpc 6100 that needs to be accessed or applications that can only be accessed by using it?

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    There's no documents or programs I really want on it, unless you can tell me anything I should specifically backup... I was thinking FTP to my XP computer could work if I need to do anything - I have managed to get it seeing a hosted website with netscape, just I don't know about where to find a suitable FTP program for it
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    A system that old is going to be a bit of a mission. I suggest you PM plod or maccrazy who are the other mac regulars (current users) on this site. I have a feeling that setting up a connection with XP via apple talk might be a bit of a fiddle. The oldest system I have used was OS 9.2 which is what I started on.

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    Default Re: Mac specialists required for this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    I managed to download system 8.6 as an ISO (I believe a renamed toast image, not sure) which I want to test before I try to buy a copy, in case it doesn't work or there is something wrong with the hardware...
    first off i have only dabbled with macs but here goes

    If it's an ISO it should burn fine on windows, if it is an img (or dmg?) you will need to convert it to an iso using the disk utility on the mac (although i don't know if this works on 7.5)

    anyway try burning it as it on the PC -mCD-rs are less than a dollar each these days and if it fails you get a shiny coaster for your hot drinks
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    Default Re: Mac specialists required for this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
    first off i have only dabbled with macs but here goes

    If it's an ISO it should burn fine on windows, if it is an img (or dmg?) you will need to convert it to an iso using the disk utility on the mac (although i don't know if this works on 7.5)
    Correct it is dmg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    half the stuff is bung and I'm sure the whole thing needs a good reformat and reinstall completely.
    welcome to the world of apple products
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    BIN IT unless its your only computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorbyclist View Post
    welcome to the world of apple products
    Considering his machine is slightly older than Windows 95.....

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    Ok, tried burning with alcohol - I get this. Any ideas on what these settings should be??

    And the other thing - How to ensure it is bootable - as I am not too sure on how the bootsectors for macs work... probably a stupid question but unfortunately the truth.
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